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Exhibition Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote

Portrait of Anna Julia Cooper (1858–1964), between 1901 and 1903. C. M. Bell Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
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Anna Julia Cooper

Anna Julia Cooper, activist and teacher at M Street High School in Washington, D.C., is well known for articulating a black feminist stance in her book, A Voice from the South (1892). Cooper argued for the importance of black women’s rights—central to education, self-determination, and racial uplift.

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